I heard something on the radio this morning that made me cringe, something about “…John McCain’s campaign for President of
This is one of those issues that really, really grate my nerves. Why is it that the citizens of the
It is no good trying to narrow it down to North America, because both
I guess the main problem is that the
What does that make its citizens though? ‘Americans’? Well yes, in the sense that they are citizens of a country in the American continent, but Brazilians, Colombians, Canadians and Argentineans are all also ‘Americans’. The correct name would probably be something like ‘United Statesians’ but they are hardly ever called that (besides being a bit of a tongue twister). I personally like ‘Gringos’ but I am not sure they do… so what do we call them, to distinguish them from all other citizens of the American continent?
“Proud to be American” is a very common phrase. But what does it really mean – proud to have been born in the American continent, as opposed to Europe or
Isn’t it weird that one of the most powerful countries in the world doesn’t really have a name for itself or its people?